POLISARIO Representative received at Danish Social Democratic Party

Copenhagen, Oct 22, 2014 (SPS) - POLISARIO Representative in Denmark, Mr. Abba Malainin, on Wednesday received at the headquarters of the Social Democratic Party of Denmark by Mr. Simon Redder, International Secretary and International Consultant.

The meeting focused on the stalemate of the UN peace process placed by Morocco to protract the resolution of the conflict in the last remaining colony in Africa, Western Sahara,

Saharawi territories are contaminated with more than 5 million anti-personnel mines (ambassador)

Algiers, Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Occupied Saharawi territories are contaminated with more than 5 million anti-personnel mines, planted by Moroccan occupying regime, said Tuesday in Algiers Mr. Brahim Ghali, Ambassador of the Saharawi Republic (SADR) in Algiers.

Human Rights Council strengthened by strong supporters of Saharawi people

Chahid Al Hafed (refugee camps), Oct 22, 2014 (SPS) - Human Right Council of the United Nations has been strengthened by new Member States, who are staunch supporters and advocates for the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and freedom.

The Council, in this respect, on Tuesday elected Nigeria, Botswana, El Salvador, Ghana and Bolivia, which are countries recognizing the Saharawi Republic (SADR) and maintains diplomatic relations with it.

Culture Ministry examines final preparation for ARTifariti 2014

Seville (Andalusia, Spain), Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Minister of Culture Ms. Khadija Hamdi on Monday met with organizers of the 8th edition of the International Arts and Human Rights Encounters in the Western Sahara (known as; ARTifariti), to be held from 1 until 8 November 2014 in the Wilaya of Boujdour.

Attended by ARTifariti Director, Fernando Peraita, and the Saharawi Representative Mr. Abidin Buchraya, the meeting was devoted to examine the final preparation for the event.

RFK Center concerned over death of Saharawi political prisoner

Washington DC, Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights has expressed concern over the death and unauthorized burial of the Saharawi political prisoner, Hassana El-Ouali, while in custody.

In a statement issued on October 15, RFK Center President, Kerry kennedy, said the preventing the family to claim Hassana’s remains only makes the Moroccan violation of human rights “more abhorrent.”

Adala UK urges EU to hold Morocco to account for human rights abuses

London, Oct 21, 2014 (SPS) - The UK-based non-governmental organization, Adala, has called upon the European Union (EU) to hold the Kingdom of Morocco to account for its human rights violations against the Saharawi people.

In a letter addressed to the 73 British MEP, Adala UK urged the MEP to use their influence to make known the issue of human rights violations that occur on a daily basis in occupied Western Sahara and to ensure that the EU holds its economic and political partner, the Kingdom of Morocco, to account for these.

German association condemns continuous human rights violations in occupied Western Sahara

Berlin, October 20, 2014 (SPS) -  The German association, Liberty for Western Sahara, has condemned the continuous violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara, in a statement Sunday.
In this context, the association mourned the Sahrawi prominent activist of human rights, member of the committee against torture, who died on September 27th, in the hospital in Dakhla, where he had been prisoner for three years and suffered torture.   

Saharawi workers celebrate National Day of Workers

Shaheed Elhafed, October 20, 2014 (SPS) Saharawi workers celebrated Monday the workers’ National Day, which coincides with the operation of detonating the conveyor beltofBucraa phosphate in El Aaiun, on October 20, 1974, to stop the illegal exploitation of Saharawi resources.
In a statement, the GeneralUnion of Saguia El Hamra and Rio de Oro (UGTSARIO) expressed its warmest felicitationto all Saharawi workers on this day and its solidarity and support tothe Saharawi workers in the occupied territories of Western Sahara.

Film on Sahrawi refugees’ situation screened in Brussels

Brussels (Belgium), October 20, 2014 (SPS) - The screening of a film on the situation of the Sahrawi refugees, as part of the Festival of Liberties in Brussels, allowed to raise awareness about the difficult reality and situation in which the Sahrawi people live in the refugee camps and occupied territories, said the Belgian Committee of Support to Sahrawi People.

WSRW condemns illegal fishing of Japanese vessels in Saharawi territorial waters

Oslo, October 19, 2014 (SPS) - The Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) has condemned the illegal fishing of three Japanese vessels in the Saharawi territorial waters, asking the Japanese government to intervene to end the fishing in which they have been engaged, in a letter Friday to the Japanese government.


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